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    History of the House of Representatives

    Walter Oleszek talked about the founders' intentions for the House of Representatives and the evolution of the institution. The House was originally the only part of the national government directly elected…

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    Legislative Process and Lobbying

    Walter Oleszek spoke to students about the legislative process and effective lobbying. Among the topics he addressed were the role of the lobbyist in shaping legislation, ethics, and…

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    The Legislative Process and Lobbying

    Walter Oleszek talked about the legislative process and the role of lobbying in policy and law making. Among the issues he addressed were the purpose of lobbyists and lobby groups, ways in…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

    After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of Congress. Topics included legal…

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    Presidential-Congressional Relations in a New Century

    Pfiffner’s and Polsby’s topic was “President and Congress at the Turn of the Century: Structural Sources of Conflict.” Wayne’s topic was “Congress and Presidential Leadership.” Davidson’s topic was…

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    Presidential Mandates and Congressional Leadership

    Cohen’s topic is “The Impact of Campaign Message and Election Mandates on Presidential-Congressional Relations.” Oleszek’s topic is “Herding Cats: Presidential Coalition-Building in the Senate.” Fisher’s…

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    House Rules Committee

    This Program aired multiple interviews and video vignettes on the evolution of the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives.

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    Language of Congress

    Walter Oleszek, Congressional Research Service explained the Language of Congress, terms and concepts involved in the legislative process are defined, discussed and illustrated with video…

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    Congressional Committees

    C-SPAN in the Classroom - Short Subject: Congressional Committees, examined the structure and function of standing committees, subcommittees, select and special committees, joint…

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    Bicameral Politics

    Mr. Oleszek is the co-author of Bicameral Politics: Conference Committees in Congress. He discusses the role of the conference committee as a step in the legislative process.

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